Family Vacation Horror Stories: 12 Crazy (and Hilarious) Travel Mishaps

Injury, illness and trouble with the TSA, these stories will make you feel better about your own family travel nightmares (13 Photos)

Raven Snook on Mar 12, 2011 at 8:18AM

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Family Vacation Horror Stories: 12 Crazy (and Hilarious) Travel Mishaps

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Not So Sweet on Hersheypark

My family and I traveled for a short stay to Hershey, Pennsylvania by car. We just needed a break from our everyday lives. On the Pennsylvania Highway, the car suddenly died a blazing death. While dealing with hysterical kids, we called a tow truck driver who took us to the nearest mechanic. He said the car was DOA, so we made arrangements for a rental. We finally made it to our hotel, and who are the first people we see? Eight of our neighbors, who are also guests there -- right next door to us. (Yup, these were the folks we needed a break from). After we unpacked, we drove to Hersheypark where the wind kicked up and the darkest clouds ever witnessed came along with wild thunderstorms. Cue hysterical kids again. The storm eventually cleared and we got a few hours in the park, but when we go back to the hotel, one of our kids suffered an allergic reaction to the sheets. So I spent the night sleeping in the rental car with my then two-year-old. I love all things chocolate, but we will never again do Hersheypark.--Alison

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